transitive verb

: to reject or mark (a passage) as spurious
the athetized lines of the Iliad

Word History


Greek athetein (from athetos set aside, not fixed, from a- a- entry 2 + thetos placed, from tithenai to place) + English -ize

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“Athetize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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